The Place Beyond the Pines Film Review

The Flick: If you’re looking for A Place Beyond the Pines, just head up the New York State Thruway to Schenectady, NY. It’s a beautiful drive, especially in the autumn. BUT, if you’re looking for a puppet’s take on the three- part film revolving around a motorcycle stunt rider turned bank robber, his estranged lady love, their son and the cop who tries to catch him, well then you’re in the right place. “Not since Hall and Oats has there been such a team” …to review films, that is…

Vital Statistics:
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Writers: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, Darius Marder
Release Date: 19 April 2013 (USA)
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn and Mark Musto as ‘Strip Club Patron’
Transportation co-captain: Robin Monaghan
And ‘extra special thanks’ goes to Jeremiah Bagley for his turn as Cokehead (uncredited)
Several assistant directors had to dress up in Dr. Seuss hats for the opening track shot scene in order to distract the extras from looking at a shirtless Ryan Gosling…Erin would have required a lot more than a striped hat for that!